There are different types of treatments for hair loss and pharmaceutical treatments that have proven quite successful for hair loss. The two most well-known medical treatments for hair loss medication is Propecia is the active ingredient Finasteride and Rogaine, which you rub into the scalp. Many people use both Rogaine and Propecia in combination, and they work with varying results depending on person and type of hair loss.
The prescription drug Propecia slows down hair loss for men and you take medicine once a day. The agent slows down DHT but has the sad side effect that you can get a sore groin, nipples and the worst side effect of all-potency problems. It is used only for men and Finasteride blocks the conversion of testosterone to an androgen which is what most scientists believe cause hair loss. Studies have also shown that the drug can be successful against prostate cancer. To buy propecia you need printed prescriptions from doctors.
As early as 2006 warned the Swedish researchers that Propecia can cause impotence and a general advice is to be careful with medications that affect hormonal balance. From the pharmaceutical industry, however tend to be mentioned that 1 in 1,000 people have problems of impotence. read more here
In June 2011 came a warning about PROPECIA and how certain medications could see up from the FDA. Read more
In addition to Propecia’s Proscar, which also has finasteride, but the medicine is for prostate problems and at several conferences, the specialists do not recommend using Proscar for hair loss. However you can find on the Mac some strange messages on how medicine is used because it has finasteride. Since Proscar is included in the cost ceiling will be a cheap medicine – but can such use be dangerous.
Rogaine was initially a blood pressure medicine but it became clear that those who started using Rogaine also showed increased hair growth. What it is for something that affects hair growth is not known – but scientists believe that these are different hair follicle resting phase. Read more about Rogaine here. Recrea is a copy of Rogaine, which is cheaper and available at the pharmacy. Both Rogaine and Recrea has Minoxidil is the active ingredient for hair loss.
Herbal and other dubious practices
There are many natural remedies and cures that are said to cure hair loss. Pharmacy sells a herbal product called Priorin and 90 tablets will cost 399 dollars. Naturally, I was recommended Priorin at my pharmacy, but when I looked more carefully, it appeared that Priorin was a natural. Priorin has a mixture of millet extract, wheat germ oil, B vitamin pantothenic acid and amino acid L-cystine. I tried it myself since the pharmacist recommended it but I am critical that it works at all.
Recapeen is a shampoo that is a natural product containing pollen extract, but there is no scientific evidence that it would stop DHT … Saw palmetto is a dwarf palm that is also said to be good for hair loss but there is no scientific evidence.
Other methods to combat hair loss
Medications such as Propecia ® and Rogaine ® provides benefits to the existing hair, while in hair transplantation, which is another method, moves the healthy and functioning hair follicles to areas in the patient’s scalp that are most affected by hair loss and baldness. Read more about hair transplants.
In order to get a professional och scientific assessment on various drugs mentioned in this text, I recommend Swedish website www.fass.se. It has detailed and updated information of the risks and side effects are of different medications. Please note this information has information that I found on credible sources. If you see something that is not correct, please send me an email and I will make adjustments.
Medical Products Agency in Sweden
Pharmacy information in Sweden
FDA – U.S. Federal and Drug Administration